People have been asking me: what does it mean, partnerships? We already inevitably share our city. We create it together at each moment with the lives we are living. We each depend on it for our survival, and we [...]
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Amidst the pouring rain, a crowd gathered at Green Valley Farm in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, late on a Friday afternoon, March 31. Huddled in the greenhouse, they celebrated the promised expansion of the community [...]
HELP PROTECT OUR PLACES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE TAX LIEN SALE We need your help! Look at the map here and let the administrators of active nonprofits in your area know they are at risk. Last year a [...]
Not-for-profit corporations hold property in service of their missions: they own buildings that house day cares and mosques, arts organizations and churches, food pantries and theaters; they own land for community gardens, playgrounds and farms. State Law is clear [...]
In October 2015, NYC Housing Preservation and Development invited 596 Acres to be a community partner on the Resilient Edgemere Community Planning Initiative, an initiative to drive the revision of the Edgemere Urban Renewal Area Plan. This planning effort [...]
Last Sunday, 596 Acres brought together stewards from seven community gardens and farms across NYC to share stories of creating, protecting, and preserving vital spaces at the Just Food Conference. Gardeners are using different strategies in their fearless fights to preserve cherished gardens, [...]
NEWS FROM THE ORGANIZING ACRES Weeksville, Brooklyn – Congratulations to organizers of An E.D.E.N. Garden at 45 Somers Street (pictured planning above) for winning a grant from Building Healthy Communities and GreenThumb Growing Food Capacity! They will use it to grow produce [...]
PROTECTING OUR PLACES – The Department of Finance Tax Lien Sale Since 1996 the NYC Department of Finance (DOF) Tax Lien Sale has routinely dispossessed community organizations of key properties. We have been advocating: we revealed that 89 nonprofits were included in the [...]
When we fight, we win! Green Valley Community Garden and Farmer’s Market is saved! Just days before the eviction deadline, Mayor Bill de Blasio took heed of the powerful resident-led campaign, supported by 596 Acres and the Community Development Project at the [...]
Green Valley Community Farm saved from $1 sale to private developer Community garden will continue its 20-year tradition of serving fresh produce to New Yorkers Brooklyn, N.Y. — A revered Brooklyn community garden and farm was saved from demolition [...]
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